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Last updated 5:12 p.m., April 8, 2020.

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This is an unprecedented time in our lives. To help navigate it, we have curated this page with the latest news updates, business resources, event changes and more. We are making updates regularly each day.

Latest News

Wednesday, April 8, 2020:

2020 COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here
All information that is new or has been updated will be in red font.
Pasquotank County - 10 confirmed cases.
Camden County - 0 confirmed cases.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020:

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) is providing financial assistance to help essential workers afford child care and bonuses to child care teachers and staff who provide care during the COVID-19 crisis. Read the press release here.

If you are an essential worker of COVID-19 Essential Businesses and Operations (as defined in Executive Order 121) and are in need of emergency child care because of COVID-19 closures, there are a number of resources available to ensure that your children are safe and taken care of. Read details and apply for assistance here.

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Monday, April 6, 2020:

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.  
All information that has been updated or new will be in red font.
8 confirmed cases for Pasquotank County
0 for Camden County

Sunday, April 5, 2020:

Sentara Healthcare begins in-house COVID-19 testing to shorten wait time of results and improve test availability.

Saturday, April 4, 2020:

The CDC now recommends the use of cloth face coverings in community settings to help reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Thursday, April 2, 2020:

For April 2nd, 2020 COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.
All information that has been updated or new will be in red font.
7 confirmed cases for Pasquotank County
0 for Camden County
 

Wednesday, April 1, 2020:

Albemarle Regional Health Services confirms first positive COVID-19 cases in Chowan and Gates Counties.

Albemarle Regional Health Services has created a Call Center for COVID-19 information. Read more here.
 

Tuesday, March 31, 2020:

Executive Order 124 to prohibit utilities from shutting off services to people who are unable to pay. The new Executive Order states that electric, gas, water and wastewater services cannot be shut off for the next 60 days. Telecommunication companies that provide phone, cable and internet services are strongly urged to follow these same rules. It additionally encourages banks not to charge customers for overdraft fees, late fees and other penalties. Read the entire Order here. Read the Frequently Asked Questions here.

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here
All information that has been updated or new will be in red font.
- 4 confirmed cases in Pasquotank County.
- 0 confirmed cases in Camden County.
 

Monday, March 30, 2020:

Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 122 to help schools and local governments access state surplus property to help bridge gaps during the response to COVID-19. 

Effective March 31 at 8:30 a.m., the Dismal Swamp Canal and the locks at Deep Creek, Virginia and South Mills, North Carolina will return to their normal operating schedules. Read here for more information on COVID-19 safety procedures at the locks.


Sunday, March 29, 2020:

COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City. Click here. 

Second COVID-19 case confirmed for Pasquotank County. Press release. 

 

Friday, March 27, 2020:

BREAKING NEWS: At 4:00pm today, March 27, Governor Cooper issued Executive Order 121.  Frequently asked questions about this order.

Summary of Governor Cooper’s Executive Order 121

Essential Businesses include:

Albemarle Regional Health Services Press Release - ARHS confirms first positive COVID-19 case in Perquimans County, NC.

National News: The Senate and the House have both passed a historic, $2 trillion economic stimulus package. The package will become a reality as soon as President Trump signs it. A summary of the package, specifically as it pertains to travel and other small businesses is available here

COVID-19 Pasquotank County Situation Update: Read more information here.

Governor Roy Cooper announced that parents who need food assistance for their children can text FOODNC to 877-877 to locate nearby free meal sites. The texting service is also available in Spanish by texting COMIDA to 877-877. Read more information here.


Thursday, March 26, 2020:

Effective 8:00 March 26th Mariner’s Wharf and Waterfront Park Marinas are closed until further notice. No vessel of any kind shall be allowed to dock or stay the either locations until further notice. This closure of the marinas is directly related to the COVID-19 State of Emergency. Read the press release here.

The White House granted Governor Roy Cooper’s request late Wednesday for a federal disaster declaration for the COVID-19 Coronavirus pandemic in North Carolina. The declaration provides Public Assistance to all 100 North Carolina counties, allowing local governments, state agencies and eligible non-profits to be reimbursed for costs involved in responding to the outbreak of the Coronavirus.

For people who think they might have COVID-19 and have mild symptoms, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now recommends they stay home and call their doctor for medical advice. Read more here.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) has developed a new fact sheet to help North Carolinians know what to do if they are sick. See the fact sheet here.


Wednesday, March 25, 2020:

NC has ordered $66 million in personal protective equipment for health care providers and encourages people who can donate PPE to BEOC@ncdps.gov.

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services is reporting the first COVID-19 associated deaths in NC. Read more here.

Governor Cooper directed $50 million in school funding flexibility to help public schools and support the greatest needs to serve students during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more here.


Tuesday, March 24, 2020:

Albemarle Regional Services confirms positive COVID-19 cases in Bertie County.

The Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office will continued to be closed to the public until Thursday, April 30, 2020, or until further notice. During this time, they will still be patrolling, answering emergency calls, and answering calls for service; however, gun permit applications, concealed handgun permit applications, applicant fingerprinting, and non-emergency civil processes will not be accepted. For more information, visit the Pasquotank County Sheriff's Office website here. If you have any questions or need assistance, you can reach the office at (252) 338-2191, contact the Central Communications at (252) 331-1500 for non-emergencies, or dial 9-1-1 for emergencies.


Monday, March 23, 2020:

NC Governor's executive order has reduced the threshold for mass gatherings to 50 people.

All public NC K-12 schools to be closed for in-person instruction through May 15.

Effective at 5:00 pm, Wednesday March 25, businesses that cannot truly implement social distancing are ordered to close, including – gyms, movie theaters, health clubs, hair and nail salons, barbershops, massage parlors and the like. Restaurants can still stay open for take-out and delivery. Grocery stores will stay open.

Albemarle Regional Health Services confirms positive COVID-19 case in Hertford County.

Click here to see the COVID-19 situation update for Pasquotank, Camden and Elizabeth City.

Governor Roy Cooper asks for health care volunteers to assist with COVID-19 response. To learn more, please click here.


Saturday, March 21, 2020:

March 21, 2020 COVID-19 Situation Update for Pasquotank-Camden-Elizabeth City, please click here.

Governor Roy Cooper has waived restrictions to increase access to caregivers to provide flexible child care and elder care during the coronavirus emergency. Read more about this executive order here.

Friday, March 20, 2020:

North Carolina tax deadline is extended to July 15, 2020.

Thursday, March 19, 2020:

First official case of COVID-19 in Pasquotank County according to Albemarle Regional Health Services.

Announced by Governor Cooper today, the North Carolina state lab has confirmed NC's first case due to community spread in Wilson County, which means the person had not traveled nor been in contact with a known positive case.

The U.S. Small Business Administration granted Governor Roy Cooper’s request for a disaster declaration for small businesses that are suffering economic losses due to the new Coronavirus, COVID-19.

NC 2-1-1 by United Way of North Carolina is a resource for people to call for assistance related to the COVID-19 coronavirus.

Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

Walmart is currently hiring permanent and temporary positions. Click here for more information.

Tuesday, March 17, 2020:

Governor Cooper issues executive order that closes restaurants and bars for dine-in customers beginning at 5:00 p.m. Takeout, curbside pickup and delivery orders are still allowed to continue.

Monday, March 16, 2020: 

NCDHHS recommends no mass gatherings for more than 50 people. Click here for details.

Pasquotank County, Camden County, and Elizabeth City have jointly declared states of emergency, effective Tuesday, March 17, 2020 at 8:00 a.m. as precaution against the spread of the coronavirus. Click below for details.
Press Release
Official Declaration

The Sentara COVID-19 Call Center will begin serving our community on Monday, March 16th at 9:00 a.m. The Call Center will:

ECPPS and the Food Banks of the Albemarle are partnering to providing meals for students and families. For more information, see the school's website 

Saturday, March 14, 2020: 

Governor Cooper issues executive order closing K-12 public schools and banning gatherings of more than 100 people. Details here.  

The Elizabeth City - Pasquotank Public Schools are preparing for this closure beginning Monday, March 16. For more information, see the school's website

Northeast Academy for Aerospace and Advanced Technologies (NEAAT) will also be closed beginning March 16. See their post about the closure here. 

For updates from Pasquotank/Camden/Elizabeth City Management, follow them on Facebook.
For an updated NC coronavirus case count, visit North Carolina COVID-19 Case Count.

 

Support Our Local Businesses

This is a unique situation for business owners. While mandated closures and precautions are being followed, these local businesses are still working to provide for the community. Consider ordering dinner to-go, shopping online, or even buying a gift card for later to support our local businesses and their employees.
 

Event Cancellations

In light of Governor Cooper’s state of emergency declaration and guidance regarding canceling or postponing large gatherings in an effort to limit the spread of COVID-19, some upcoming special events in Elizabeth City have been cancelled or changed. Click here to see more details on events that have been cancelled, rescheduled, or postponed. 


The State's Position on Travel

North Carolina is strongly urging residents and visitors to take precautions relating to the coronavirus (COVID-19), including social distancing and avoiding non-essential travel. The state recommends that everyone monitor the NC Department of Health and Human Services' special webpage on the situation

Visitors and residents can find information on the coronavirus (COVID-19):
NC Department of Health and Human Services
NC State Office of Tourism
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Other Helpful Resources

WHO Protective Measures
CDC Print Resources/Handouts

Google's Coronavirus Information & Resources

As we learn more COVID-19 information specific to the Elizabeth City and Pasquotank County region, we will post it on this page. Please check back regularly to stay up to date.
 


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